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David Letterman Extortion

Letterman Extortionist's Next Plot: Return To TV News

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The TV producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman is a free agent. Robert "Joe" Halderman is out of jail, released for good behavior after se...

FREE FROM JAIL

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman was freed Thursday after four months in jail for a plot that pu...

Joe Halderman Jail Sentence: Letterman Extortionist Set To Get Six Months

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman over the comic icon's office affairs started a six-month j...

Joe Halderman GUILTY Plea: Letterman Extortion Suspect Admits Plot

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A former television producer pressured by debt and riven by jealousy admitted Tuesday he tried to extract vengeance and money by shak...

Vanity Fair David Letterman Article: Late Show Set 'Like A Cult' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A new Vanity Fair article, by Mark Seal, takes a closer look at the circumstances surrounding the alleged attempt to extort David Letterman over an af...

Joe Halderman, Letterman Extortion Suspect, Seeks Case Dismissal In New York Court

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A jury should get to decide whether a TV producer's dealings with David Letterman were attempted blackmail or just hard-nosed busines...

Letterman's Apologies Bring Huge Ratings, Beat All Of NBC Primetime

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — While David Letterman would undoubtedly do without the personal turmoil, his blackmail scandal is great for business. The late-night...

Sexual Harassment Be Damned! Here's Why Dave Won't Drive Away Women

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bonnie Fuller

Hysterical pundits don't get it! Women are still born to be seduced by bosses!

Letterman Type Blackmail Common in Legal System

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

So many law suits that are settled are designated confidential because they are frequently the result of blackmail and extortion, which has become an accepted and common practice in our legal system.

Remember Privacy?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tamar Abrams

It's one thing to voluntarily relinquish all pretense to one's one privacy, but totally different to spill the most intimate details of the lives of others, particularly if they aren't around to defend themselves.

Politicians Who Served As Letterman's Targets React To Dave's Confession

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

NEW YORK — Some of the politicians zinged by David Letterman over the years for their indiscretions are offering pity and advice for the scandal...

Stephanie Birkitt Cheated On Joe Halderman With David Letterman: Report

People | Stephen M. Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to the newspaper, Birkitt, Letterman's former personal assistant, wrote that she continued her affair with Letterman even after moving in wi...

Joe Halderman: I Was Only Trying To Sell Letterman A Screenplay

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — David Letterman was on the receiving end of a sales pitch, not a shakedown, a defense lawyer said Tuesday as he argued that a TV prod...

Gerald Shargel, Joe Halderman's Lawyer And "Media Maestro," Discusses Press Strategy

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Letterman has his own television show, millions of fans, a fat bank account, the backing of CBS brass, and the protection of the Manhattan Distr...

Letterman's Stupid Human Trick

Todd Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Todd Greene

It was always nice to turn on the television and know David Letterman could summon out of us a few laughs, but now, for me and countless viewers, the funny is gone.

David Letterman: Overblown

Tracey Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracey Jackson

Another celebrity was caught with a girl under his desk. Who cares?

The New Chewbacca Defense: Can Tiger Woods Rescue an Accused Extortionist From the Dark Side?

Amber Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Amber Holley

In an episode of South Park, Johnnie argues in court, "No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests."

Stop Using America's Top 40 for Torture

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

Call me a socialist, but I have believed for decades that the Department of Justice should actively monitor Top 40 Hits because certain songs could lead upstanding citizens to confess to crimes that they did not commit.

University: We'll Be Careful Placing Interns At Letterman's Show

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Quinnipiac University says it will tell staff in charge of placing interns to be extra careful when sending students to the studio to work for Letterm...

What's Behind Letterman's Words?

Patti Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patti Wood

As a body language expert and media coach, I was awed by David Letterman's near perfect example of how to handle a crisis.

Craig Ferguson Defends Letterman In Monologue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

(JAKE COYLE, AP) NEW YORK -- Of all of those reacting to David Letterman's situation, Craig Ferguson had a unique perspective. As the host of the "La...

Joe Halderman's David Letterman Extortion Case Headed To Trial: New York Observer

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the weekend, Dr. Bob Arnot, a friend and former colleague of Mr. Halderman, told The Observer that Mr. Halderman is currently planning to try and...

Joe Halderman Being Investigated By CBS News

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But, according to The Observer's sources, Mr. Keteyian and his team of producers are actively investigating the love triangle gone horribly awry betwe...

Why the Fuss Over Letterman?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alan Dershowitz

What is all the fuss about David Letterman having fessed up to some creepy sexual relations? He went to the authorities and then publicly acknowledged his misconduct and apologized.

Robert Joe Halderman Described As 'Swashbuckling' Newsman

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The hard-driving newsman accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman recently produced a piece on crime boss John Gotti and his fa...